From the Washington Post, “How to stop the government’s ‘unauthorized spending’ by Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Tim Phillips
“At least $310 billion — nearly a tenth of all federal spending in 2016 — goes toward items whose authorizations have already expired or will expire at the end of the fiscal year. More than half of this total goes to agencies, projects and programs that haven’t been authorized in more than a decade.
There are thousands of programs and projects that haven’t been reauthorized. This includes the funding of “international and foreign language studies programs” — something that expired in 2014 but still received $72 million this fiscal year.”
This particular expenditure is part of the education budget of our federal government.
This is $72 million dollars that could have been spent providing America’s children with an excellent education.
In his report, “The rise of the fourth branch of government” Jonathan Turley states,
“. . . the suggestion that someone, even the president, is in control of today’s government may be an illusion.
The growing dominance of the federal government over the states has obscured more fundamental changes within the federal government itself: It is not just bigger, it is dangerously off kilter. Our carefully constructed system of checks and balances is being negated by the rise of a fourth branch, an administrative state of sprawling departments and agencies that govern with increasing autonomy and decreasing transparency.
The rise of the fourth branch has been at the expense of Congress’s lawmaking authority. In fact, the vast majority of “laws” governing the United States are not passed by Congress but are issued as regulations, crafted largely by thousands of unnamed, unreachable bureaucrats.”
Is there any wonder why the “hedgehogs” wish for the American public to remain ignorant?
Is there any doubt as to the reason why they have initiated and continue to force the common core idealism into education?
Our children are the posterity that “we” are supposed to protect from the power of the “hedgehogs” to subjugate and control them.
We are the people of the United States who must form a more perfect Union.
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